Foot Pain

One of the most common causes of foot pain is plantar fasciitis. Characterized by a sharp pain in the heel of your foot, plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament which is the nerve that connects the heel bone to your toes. The pain is primarily located in the heel but can be present anywhere along the length of the ligament. Pain from plantar fasciitis is usually the worst after you have been sitting for long periods of time or when you get up in the morning.

If you’re experiencing pain in your foot or heels, you can schedule a consultation with our chiropractor to conduct a physical examination to diagnose the inflammation and identify the cause of your pain. If plantar fasciitis is the primary cause of your foot pain, there are several ways we can treat it.

First is stretching the plantar fascia and the muscle groups in your foot to ease the pain and help stretch the muscles. our chiropractor may give you an at-home regimen of exercises to help reduce inflammation and pain. Second is to use good supportive shoes or orthopedic soles in your shoes to help support your foot and put as little pressure on the affected muscles as possible. Lastly our chiropractor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen to help alleviate your pain.

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Hand Pain

CTS is a problem of the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand. When there is excessive pressure in the wrist, it causes swelling of the median nerve. This small area called the carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel at the wrist made up of bones, soft tissues, nerves, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. When the median nerve which runs through this tunnel gets compressed it causes pain, weakness, numbness or tingling in the hand and wrist which radiates into the forearm. The carpal tunnel is the most common area that gets compressed in both the hands and feet.

CTS should be diagnosed and treated early. During your consultation, you will receive a standard physical examination of the hands, arms, shoulders and neck to help determine if your symptoms are related to daily activities or to an underlying disorder. Our highly skilled chiropractor will also utilize other orthopedic tests to try to produce the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Laboratory tests and x-rays can reveal diabetes, arthritis, fractures, and other common causes of wrist and hand pain.

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